DT - PHI
Week 3 Outlook
According to Martin Frank of the Delaware News Journal, rookie DT Jalen Carter has impressed in camp, including a play where he shed a double team by pushing both blockers over.
Despite his drop in the 2023 NFL Draft, Carter was regarded as one of the best, if not the best, player in this year’s rookie class. Carter has reportedly impressed in camp so far, looking the part of a pro and showing off his strength and power. Carter will have little pressure on him as a rookie, playing on one of the best defensive lines in the league, but he told reporters his goal is “defensive rookie of the year.”
Jalen Carter reportedly "looked the part" in drills for defensive lineman in OTAs.
Carter fell to No. 9 overall in the 2023 NFL Draft where the Eagles traded up for him. He adds to what was already a super strong defensive line for Philadelphia.
Jalen Carter and the Eagles have agreed to a four year, $21 million fully-guaranteed contract.
Carter becomes the first rookie first-round pick to land a contract. Carter was drafted ninth overall by the Eagles and arguably is a steal at that pick. The Eagles’ defensive line is likely going to produce a lot of sacks and will benefit from the addition of the rookie Carter.
The Philadelphia Eagles have selected DL Jalen Carter with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Philly traded the No. 10 pick and a 2024 fourth-round pick to the Chicago Bears for the No. 9 pick.
Jalen Carter was at the top of many teams’ draft boards before being involved in illegal street racing in the wee hours of the morning following Georgia’s National Championship win. Thor Nystrom has Carter as No. 4 overall and DL1 with an NFL player comp of Ndamukong Suh on his Top 500 big board. The Eagles took Carter’s former college teammate DL Jordan Davis in the first round in 2022 and they went back to the Bulldog well again this season. Carter is a giant on the defensive line at 6’3”, 314 lbs and the Eagles got arguably the best player in this year’s draft at the discounted price of the 9th overall pick. Carter joins a defensive line in Philadelphia that led the NFL in sacks last year and nearly won the Super Bowl. The rich get richer, so to speak. If Carter can keep his nose clean, after pleading no contest to reckless driving and racing back in March, the sky is the limit for the two-time National Champion.
According to Seth Emerson of The Athletic, Georgia DL Jalen Carter is allegedly the subject of an arrest warrant for misdemeanor charges of Reckless Driving and Racing related to a 2023 crash.
Carter is a top prospect in the 2023 NFL Draft coming out of Georgia where he won consecutive national titles. Carter was scheduled to be in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine but did not plan on doing any on-field workouts. The situation is still full of unknowns at this point.